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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813617/environmental-stress-affects-the-formation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-persisters-tolerant-to-antibiotics
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Lucie Kubistova, Lukas Dvoracek, Jan Tkadlec, Oto Melter, Irena Licha
The ability to form persisters has been observed in many microorganisms, including Staphylococcus aureus, mainly in the context of chronic infections and the pathogenicity of these microbes. In our research, we have demonstrated that salt or oxidative stress could play a role in the formation of S. aureus persisters outside the host's intracellular interface. We pre-exposed planktonic growing bacterial culture to an oxidative or salt stress and monitored the dynamics of persister formation after ciprofloxacin and gentamicin treatment...
August 16, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812767/mild-synthesis-of-triarylsulfonium-salts-with-arynes
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Lei Zhang, Xiaojin Li, Yan Sun, Weizhao Zhao, Fan Luo, Xin Huang, Lihui Lin, Ying Yang, Bo Peng
Reactions between arynes and alkyl sulfides have been extensively studied over the past few decades. These reactions commonly end with a dealkylation process and thus deliver thioethers as final products. In contrast, the transformation described furnishes valuable triarylsulfonium salts, in lieu of thioethers, from arynes and diarylsulfides. The reaction features mild conditions and a broad substrate scope. A suite of functional groups such as ketones, esters, nitriles, aryl ethers and aryl halides is tolerated, which can be issues faced by traditional synthetic methods...
August 16, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808127/the-components-of-the-unique-zur-regulon-of-cupriavidus-metallidurans-mediate-cytoplasmic-zinc-handling
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Lucy Bütof, Christopher Schmidt-Vogler, Martin Herzberg, Cornelia Große, Dietrich H Nies
Zinc is an essential trace element and at the same time it is toxic at high concentrations. In the beta-proteobacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans the highly efficient removal of surplus zinc from the periplasm is responsible for its outstanding metal resistance. Rather than having a typical Zur-dependent, high-affinity ATP-binding cassette transporter of the ABC protein superfamily for zinc uptake at low concentrations, C. metallidurans instead has the secondary zinc importer ZupT of the ZRT/IRT (ZIP) family...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806927/mapping-of-a-major-qtl-for-salt-tolerance-of-mature-field-grown-maize-plants-based-on-snp-markers
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Meijie Luo, Yanxin Zhao, Ruyang Zhang, Jinfeng Xing, Minxiao Duan, Jingna Li, Naishun Wang, Wenguang Wang, Shasha Zhang, Zhihui Chen, Huasheng Zhang, Zi Shi, Wei Song, Jiuran Zhao
BACKGROUND: Salt stress significantly restricts plant growth and production. Maize is an important food and economic crop but is also a salt sensitive crop. Identification of the genetic architecture controlling salt tolerance facilitates breeders to select salt tolerant lines. However, the critical quantitative trait loci (QTLs) responsible for the salt tolerance of field-grown maize plants are still unknown. RESULTS: To map the main genetic factors contributing to salt tolerance in mature maize, a double haploid population (240 individuals) and 1317 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers were employed to produce a genetic linkage map covering 1462...
August 15, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806559/assessment-of-chemicals-released-in-the-marine-environment-by-dielectric-elastomers-useful-as-active-elements-in-wave-energy-harvesters
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Mirela-Fernanda Zaltariov, Adrian Bele, Lavinia Vasiliu, Luiza Gradinaru, Nicoleta Vornicu, Carmen Racles, Maria Cazacu
A series of elastomers, either natural or synthetic (some of them commercial, while others prepared in the laboratory), suitable for use as active elements in devices for wave energy harvesting, were evaluated concerning their behavior and effects on the marine environment. In this aim, the elastomer films, initially evaluated regarding their aspect, structure, surface wettability, and tolerance of microorganisms growth, were immersed in synthetic seawater (SSW) within six months for assessing compounds released...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804493/a-comprehensive-biophysical-model-of-ion-and-water-transport-in-plant-roots-i-clarifying-the-roles-of-endodermal-barriers-in-the-salt-stress-response
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Kylie J Foster, Stanley J Miklavcic
In this paper, we present a detailed and comprehensive mathematical model of active and passive ion and water transport in plant roots. Two key features are the explicit consideration of the separate, but interconnected, apoplastic, and symplastic transport pathways for ions and water, and the inclusion of both active and passive ion transport mechanisms. The model is used to investigate the respective roles of the endodermal Casparian strip and suberin lamellae in the salt stress response of plant roots. While it is thought that these barriers influence different transport pathways, it has proven difficult to distinguish their separate functions experimentally...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802582/label-free-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-lactobacillus-fermentum-ncdc-400-during-bile-salt-exposure
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Gurjeet Kaur, Syed Azmal Ali, Sudarshan Kumar, Ashok Kumar Mohanty, Pradip Behare
Lactobacillus fermentum NCDC 400 is a commonly used and a comprehensively studied probiotic organism. The distinctive capability to endure the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract owing to the presence of bile salts in gastric juice facilitates gut microbiota, especially the probiotic organisms to transiently inhabit the host gut. In the present study, Label-Free Quantification (LFQ) approach has been employed to analyze the expression pattern of Lactobacillus fermentum NCDC 400 strain proteins, under bile acid stress, using high-resolution mass spectrometer connected to nano-liquid chromatography (LC) system...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802275/response-of-methylocystis-sp-strain-sc2-to-salt-stress-physiology-global-transcriptome-and-amino-acid-profiles
#8
Dongfei Han, Hannes Link, Werner Liesack
Soil microorganisms have to rapidly respond to salt-induced osmotic stress. Type II methanotrophs of the genus Methylocystis are widely distributed in upland soils, but are known to have a low salt tolerance. Here, we tested the ability of Methylocystis sp. strain SC2 to adapt to increased salinity. When exposed to 0.75% NaCl, methane oxidation was completely inhibited for 2.25 h and fully recovered within 6 h. Growth was inhibited for 23.5 h and then fully recovered. Its transcriptome was profiled after 0 min (control), 45 min (early response) and 14 h (late response) of stress exposure...
August 11, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801586/identification-of-mega-environments-and-rice-genotypes-for-general-and-specific-adaptation-to-saline-and-alkaline-stresses-in-india
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S L Krishnamurthy, P C Sharma, D K Sharma, K T Ravikiran, Y P Singh, V K Mishra, D Burman, B Maji, S Mandal, S K Sarangi, R K Gautam, P K Singh, K K Manohara, B C Marandi, G Padmavathi, P B Vanve, K D Patil, S Thirumeni, O P Verma, A H Khan, S Tiwari, S Geetha, M Shakila, R Gill, V K Yadav, S K B Roy, M Prakash, J Bonifacio, Abdelbagi Ismail, G B Gregorio, Rakesh Kumar Singh
In the present study, a total of 53 promising salt-tolerant genotypes were tested across 18 salt-affected diverse locations for three years. An attempt was made to identify ideal test locations and mega-environments using GGE biplot analysis. The CSSRI sodic environment was the most discriminating location in individual years as well as over the years and could be used to screen out unstable and salt-sensitive genotypes. Genotypes CSR36, CSR-2K-219, and CSR-2K-262 were found ideal across years. Overall, Genotypes CSR-2K-219, CSR-2K-262, and CSR-2K-242 were found superior and stable among all genotypes with higher mean yields...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798765/physcomitrella-patens-dehydrins-ppdhna-and-ppdhnc-confer-salinity-and-drought-tolerance-to-transgenic-arabidopsis-plants
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Qilong Li, Xiaochen Zhang, Qiang Lv, Dong Zhu, Tianhang Qiu, Yu Xu, Fang Bao, Yikun He, Yong Hu
Dehydrins (DHNs) as a member of late-embryogenesis-abundant (LEA) proteins are involved in plant abiotic stress tolerance. Two dehydrins PpDHNA and PpDHNC were previously characterized from the moss Physcomitrella patens, which has been suggested to be an ideal model plant to study stress tolerance due to its adaptability to extreme environment. In this study, functions of these two genes were analyzed by heterologous expressions in Arabidopsis. Phenotype analysis revealed that overexpressing PpDHN dehydrin lines had stronger stress resistance than wild type and empty-vector control lines...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797641/b2-kinin-receptors-in-the-dorsal-periaqueductal-gray-are-implicated-in-the-panicolytic-like-effect-of-opiorphin
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Caio César Sestile, Jhonatan Christian Maraschin, Marcel Pereira Rangel, Rosangela Getirana Santana, Hélio Zangrossi, Frederico Guilherme Graeff, Elisabeth Aparecida Audi
Reported results have shown that the pentapeptide opiorphin inhibits oligopeptidases that degrade brain neuropeptides, and has analgesic and antidepressant effects in experimental animals, without either tolerance or dependency after chronic administration. In a previous study we showed that opiorphin has a panicolytic-like effect in the dorsal periaqueductal gray (dPAG) electrical stimulation test (EST), mediated by the μ-opioid receptor (MOR). This study further analyzes the mechanism of opiorphin panicolytic action, using the EST and drug injection inside the dPAG...
August 7, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795221/development-of-the-first-gene-expression-system-for-salinicoccus-strains-with-potential-application-in-bioremediation-of-hypersaline-wastewaters
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Dahe Zhao, Haibo Yang, Junyu Chen, Feiyue Cheng, Sumit Kumar, Jing Han, Ming Li, Jian Zhou, Hua Xiang
Salinicoccus salsiraiae IM408 (=CGMCC13032) is a novel halophilic bacterium that we isolated from the saline soil of Da Gang Oilfield. It tolerates 60 g/l sodium chloride and up to 123 g/l (1.5 M) sodium acetate and has shown a potential application in bioremediation of wastewater with high salt and high chemical oxygen demand (COD). Two plasmids, pS408-1 and pS408-2, were identified in S. salsiraiae IM408, and the sequences and copy numbers of the plasmids were determined. Based on these plasmids, two shuttle vectors containing a replicon for Escherichia coli, ampicillin, and chloramphenicol resistance genes, as well as the replicon from pS408-1 or pS408-2, were constructed and named as pTCS101 and pTCS201, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782964/nickel-catalyzed-c-cn-bond-formation-via-decarbonylative-cyanation-of-esters-amides-and-intramolecular-recombination-fragment-coupling-of-acyl-cyanides
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Adisak Chatupheeraphat, Hsuan-Hung Liao, Shao-Chi Lee, Magnus Rueping
An efficient nickel-catalyzed decarbonylative cyanation reaction which allows the direct functional-group interconversion of readily available esters into the corresponding nitriles was developed. This reaction successfully offers access to structurally diverse nitriles with high efficiency and excellent functional-group tolerance and provides a good alternative to classical synthetic pathways from diazonium salts or organic halide compounds.
August 7, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780712/relationship-between-salt-tolerance-and-nanoparticle-synthesis-by-williopsis-saturnus-ncim-3298
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Pallavi Mohite, Ameeta Ravi Kumar, Smita Zinjarde
This work describes cell associated and extracellular synthesis of nanoparticles by the yeast, Williopsis saturnus. The yeast was able to grow in the absence and presence of sodium chloride (NaCl) and form nanoparticles in a cell associated manner. The content of melanin, a stress-associated pigment was found to be progressively greater in the presence of increasing concentrations of NaCl. With higher quantities of melanin (extracted from yeast cells grown in the presence of 4% of NaCl), smaller sized nanoparticles were obtained...
September 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776695/three-stress-responsive-nac-transcription-factors-from-populus-euphratica-differentially-regulate-salt-and-drought-tolerance-in-transgenic-plants
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Xin Lu, Xiaofei Zhang, Hui Duan, Conglong Lian, Weilun Yin, Xinli Xia
Stress-responsive NAM, ATAF1/2 and CUC2 (SNAC) genes are being used to alter stress tolerance in Arabidopsis or grasses through genetic engineering. However, limited reports are available about the functional characteristics of SNAC in trees. In this study, three putative NAC proteins were identified from Populus euphratica. PeNAC034 and PeNAC045 were classified into the ATAF subgroup andPeNAC036 into the ANAC072 subgroup. These three SNAC transcription factors were localized in the nucleus and contained the transcription activation domain in their C-terminal...
August 4, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772255/salt-responsive-physiological-photosynthetic-and-biochemical-attributes-at-early-seedling-stage-for-screening-soybean-genotypes
#16
D B Shelke, M Pandey, G C Nikalje, B N Zaware, P Suprasanna, T D Nikam
Salt stress affects all the stages of plant growth however seed germination and early seedling growth phases are more sensitive and can be used for screening of crop germplasm. In this study, we aimed to find the most effective indicators of salt tolerance for screening ten genotypes of soybean (SL-295, Gujosoya-2, PS-1042, PK-1029, ADT-1, RKS-18, KDS-344, MAUS-47, Bragg and PK-416). The principal component analysis (PCA) resulted in the formation of three different clusters, salt sensitive (SL-295, Gujosoya-2, PS-1042 and ADT-1), salt tolerant (MAUS-47, Bragg and PK-416) and moderately tolerant/sensitive (RKS-18, PK-1029 and KDS-344) suggesting that there was considerable genetic variability for salt tolerance in the soybean genotypes...
July 16, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771200/dissecting-tissue-specific-transcriptomic-responses-from-leaf-and-roots-under-salt-stress-in-petunia-hybrida-mitchell
#17
Gonzalo H Villarino, Qiwen Hu, Michael J Scanlon, Lukas Mueller, Aureliano Bombarely, Neil S Mattson
One of the primary objectives of plant biotechnology is to increase resistance to abiotic stresses, such as salinity. Salinity is a major abiotic stress and increasing crop resistant to salt continues to the present day as a major challenge. Salt stress disturbs cellular environment leading to protein misfolding, affecting normal plant growth and causing agricultural losses worldwide. The advent of state-of-the-art technologies such as high throughput mRNA sequencing (RNA-seq) has revolutionized whole-transcriptome analysis by allowing, with high precision, to measure changes in gene expression...
August 3, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770941/metal-free-radical-aromatic-carbonylations-mediated-by-weak-bases
#18
Denis Koziakov, Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
We report a new method of metal-free alkoxycarbonylation. This reaction involves the generation of aryl radicals from arenediazonium salts by a very weak base (HCO2Na) under mild conditions. Subsequent radical trapping with carbon monoxide and alcohols gives alkyl benzoates. The conditions (metal-free, 1 equiv. base, MeCN, r.t., 3 h) tolerate various functional groups (I, Br, Cl, CF3, SF5, NO2, ester). Mechanistic studies indicate the operation of a radical aromatic substitution mechanism.
August 16, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769947/heterologous-expression-of-panax-ginseng-pgtip1-confers-enhanced-salt-tolerance-of-soybean-cotyledon-hairy-roots-composite-and-whole-plants
#19
Jing An, Zhenmin Hu, Benning Che, Haiying Chen, Bingjun Yu, Weiming Cai
The Panax ginseng TIP gene PgTIP1 was previously demonstrated to have high water channel activity by its heterologous expression in Xenopus laevis oocytes and in yeast; it also plays a significant role in growth of PgTIP1-transgenic Arabidopsis plants under favorable conditions and has enhanced tolerance toward salt and drought treatment. In this work, we first investigated the physiological effects of heterologous PgTIP1 expression in soybean cotyledon hairy roots or composite plants mediated by Agrobacterium rhizogenes toward enhanced salt tolerance...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769946/the-amino-acid-metabolic-and-carbohydrate-metabolic-pathway-play-important-roles-during-salt-stress-response-in-tomato
#20
Zhi Zhang, Cuiyu Mao, Zheng Shi, Xiaohong Kou
Salt stress affects the plant quality, which affects the productivity of plants and the quality of water storage. In a recent study, we conducted the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) analysis and RNA-Seq, bioinformatics study methods, and detection of the key genes with qRT-PCR. Our findings suggested that the optimum salt treatment conditions are 200 mM and 19d for the identification of salt tolerance in tomato. Based on the RNA-Seq, we found 17 amino acid metabolic and 17 carbohydrate metabolic pathways enriched in the biological metabolism during the response to salt stress in tomato...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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